Right now, the go-to book of choice
is an absolute classic.
A book that every child should read and know.
And I'm ashamed to admit
it's one which only recently joined our collection.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a book I read constantly while teaching
and sadly the constant reading, use and abuse of my copy
meant that I left it at the school when I went on maternity leave.
And it's only lately that I got around to replacing it.
But I'm exceedingly glad that I did.
This book is far and away
my beautiful boy's absolute favourite at present.
So much so that after having it for two weeks
and reading it at least a couple of times a day,
my little man had memorised the story
and can recite it practically word for word
as he turns the pages and uses the pictures for prompts.
With Eric Carle's simple text
and beautiful and iconic images,
it's truly a gem.
The lovely story of a caterpillar
who grows and grows until it's time to become a butterfly
is like real life magic.
This book isn't considered a classic for no reason.
I can't tell you the joy and excitement he gets from this book
and the joy and excitement that I get
from seeing him so in love with a book
and hearing him "read" a proper story.
and link up any books
that you and your children have been loving lately.